early childhood


Ministry for Early Childhood (Birth-TK)

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 Due to COVID-19, we are not currently meeting on campus at Calvary so we are bringing our weekend Calvary Kids service to your home! Each Saturday, we post a new lesson that includes music, Bible stories and activities. Watch them below!

Weekend Services

Our weekend services are designed with children in mind! Each child is taught in an age-appropriate environment. Our mission is to help children to live and love like Jesus.

We offer our Calvary Kids services at each of our weekend services: Saturday at 6pm, Sunday at 9am and 11am, located downstairs in the Early Childhood area.

In Early Childhood, your child will be cared for in a safe and clean environment by loving, screened adults. These adults will nurture your child and actively share God’s love with them. 

Nursery children (age birth-2 years) will be read stories, enjoy music, age appropriate toys, and cared for in a loving and calm way.  

Preschool children (2 years-TK) will interact with children their age while dancing, worshipping, listening to Bible stories, puppet shows, doing crafts, and enjoying our outdoor classroom. We want children to know how much God loves them. 

Safety & Security

In children’s ministry, the safety and security of every child is extremely important to us. Each of our leaders and volunteers has been through an orientation process and has been screened to work with your child. Your child will be cared for and taught God’s Word in a safe, loving, and encouraging environment.

So that we have the most updated information on your child, we ask all families to update their profile in Calvary Connection. In the event that we need to reach you during the church service, we will use the cell phone number of the person you selected at check-in.

In the event of an emergency all of our staff, leaders and volunteers are trained in our emergency procedures. These procedures include working with the Calvary security team and being aware of the evacuation plans for our facility. 

Volunteer with Calvary Kids

Volunteers make Calvary Kids come to life each week! There are so many ways you can help make kids feel loved and accepted here at Calvary Westlake. You might be a future classroom team leader, greeter, puppeteer or Calvary Kids Group leader. We’d love to talk with you personally to help you find the right fit! 

If you’d like to learn more about the ministry, vision, and values of Calvary Kids and get a behind-the-scenes tour of our classrooms and the volunteer opportunities that exist, CLICK HERE!

For more information on volunteering, email Elaina White at elaina.white@calvarywestlake.org.

Calvary Kids Groups (CKG)

Calvary Kids Groups is our Wednesday evening programming for children ages 3-years-old through 5th grade. Using the Awana curriculum, our small group leaders are able to engage with kids in Bible-based teaching while having a whole lot of fun!

CKG starts at the beginning of September and goes through mid-November, picking back up from January through April.

Registration will open each August for the new year of CKG!

Child Dedication

Throughout the year, we offer the opportunity for young children to be dedicated to God by their families. We typically have Child Dedication services two times per year: Mother’s Day weekend and Thanksgiving weekend. 

For more information about Child Dedication, CLICK HERE

Vacation Bible School (VBS)

Incoming TK through rising 5th graders are invited to spend a week of fun, friendship, and worship as we embrace a Gospel-filled theme that teaches how to live and love like Jesus. 

VBS 2020 may look different than we originally planned, but we’re still excited to bring VBS to your home!

Staff Contact

Mary Roberts
Early Childhood Director
mary.roberts@calvarywestlake.org
818.575.2227

Elaina White
Early Childhood Associate Director
elaina.white@CALVARYwestlake.ORG
818.575.2213